August 4th, 2009


Poem for Tuesday

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We had a quiet Monday after our busy weekend. My major exciting activity was folding laundry while (re)watching Xena's "Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire," if you want to know how uneventful it was. Adam went to the pool for several hours. Daniel worked on his online health class homework; apparently this week one of the assignments is for the kids to pretend they've had a child and write about all the changes in their lives. Daniel also went hunting for YouTube clips of Paul McCartney from Saturday night -- of course there were several, since plenty of people snuck in cameras with recording capabilities -- and we watched lots of old clips from Live Aid and Wings-era concerts.

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We watched Due South's "Letting Go" and "North," both of which I liked much better than "Victoria's Secret" -- Laurie Holden improves everything, and the former at least was much less caught up in generalizations about what makes a man and what macho code men should live by; the latter is all about that, with the ghosts of everyone's fathers all over the place, but Ray in particular is so dismissive of that mindset that it really cuts through the paradigm (and wow did I think he was going to tell his father that he loved Fraser). Plus the "California Dreamin'" scene is an absolute classic. Is there any substantive feminist criticism or meta about this series, does anyone know?